Washington FAMILY Sports Directory: Training and Instruction

Focus Family Martial Arts Academy
Focus Family Martial Arts Academy | Photo courtesy of Focus Family


Get your head in the game with the help of these instructional and training facilities in the DMV.

Children of all ages can develop skills in a new sport with specialized classes; meet with coaches for private, small group and team-centered training for student athletes; use competitive equipment to hone their skills or test their abilities in recreational classes.

Choose from these options in martial arts, gymnastics and swimming or explore more classes in our April 2022 sports directory.

Note: Find additional opportunities online at https://www.washingtonfamily.com/indoor-play-guide. Copy below provided by organizations for the directory.


Big Blue Swim School

Locations in Dulles, Falls Church
and Chantilly

BigBlue Swim Schools are open in Dulles and Falls Church at the former Tom Dolan Swim School locations and a new state-of-the-art pool in Chantilly. Big Blue offers swim lessons for kids ages 3 months to 12 years to teach the skills needed to feel confident in the water, laying the foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment. Professional, adult instructors and easy-to-schedule classes are what make up the Big Blue difference.


British Swim School

Multiple locations in Maryland and Virginia

Safer swimming starts at British Swim School. The school’s survival-first swimming lessons have helped to develop safer swimmers for more than 40 years, from babies as young as 3 months old to adults. Programs focus on water acclimation and gaining confidence.


Capital Gymnastics National Training Center

10400 Premier Court
Burke, VA 22015
[email protected]

Capital Gymnastics National Training Center is committed to providing the finest, most fun gymnastics, tumbling and cheer experiences for all ages, from preschoolers to adults. The 23,000-square-foot facility offers new floors, state-of-the-art competitive equipment and plenty of viewing area. Recreation classes for girls and boys in gymnastics are offered as well as power tumbling, cheerleading, homeschool programs, trampoline, summer camps and birthday parties.

Focus Family Martial Arts Academy

11230 Waples Mill Road, Suite 160
Fairfax, VA 22030
[email protected]

Unleashing leaders. Empowering families. At Focus Family Academy in Fairfax, Virginia, individuals can gain powerful tools for self-defense, inner strength and a strong, healthy body. The academy offers birthday party experiences, family martial arts classes, before- and after-school programs, and school-aged camps during the summer, winter and spring.


Project Athlete DC

2121 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
[email protected]

Project Athlete offers sports performance training to student-athletes in the DMV. Coaches and trainers deliver private, small group and team-centered training in a safe, fun, positive training environment. Programs are available for athletes at every level.


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